Saturday, June 7, 2008

Clear Windows Media Player Recent File List

We are going to do this by editing your windows registry,So if you are not familiar to Registry then please backup it first.
Clear Windows Media Player Recent File List
We all love to WMP- Windows Media Player,We use it to play multimedia files. Like many other software applications, WMP also has recently played files list and displays them in the Recent File List under the File menu.May be this feature is very useful to this, But if you share your computer with another person then he can know what you did with your computer and what you watched. This is the main disadvantage of this recent file list.

There are many ways to clear Windows Media Player Recent file list:

You can use software like privacy eraser ,Track eraser or One click destruction but many of them very pricey, But if you use them there is more percentage to save your privacy from outside peoples.

There's another method to Clear your WMP recent file list, We are going to make some change in registry.
You can Delete the WMP Recent file list through the Windows Registry:

  • First Go to >>Start >> Run >> then type "regedit" To open Windows Registry Editor
  • Find this string in your registry. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Player\RecentFileList.
  • Delete the RecentFileList subkey.
  • If you've also streamed content from the Internet, you can delete the RecentURLList subkey.
  • Exit the Registry Editor.
  • Restart the computer.

NOTE: Don't delete the entire key. Deleting individual entries within the key will get rid of the files that you no longer want in the Recent File List.


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